Workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica are at increased risk of developing serious health effects including silicosis, lung cancer, COPD and kidney disease. OSHA has promulgated a new regulation that employers must follow in order to control these exposures. This class describes the necessary steps required to protect employees in construction workplaces and complies with the non-employer specific parts of 1926.1153(i)(2): Employee Information and Training. Topics include: Health hazards associated with silica exposure; specific workplace tasks that could expose employees and required methods of control; respiratory protection and medical surveillance program. This course can be conducted onsite.
There are no currently scheduled classes, however PTA can conduct this course for groups either at our training center or onsite at a client's facility. Contact Greg Ashman for further information.